Bob’s 650b road bike

I’ve known Bob for a while now. An avid rider who loves the bike. LOVES the bike. Longtime member of the Veteran-Cycle Club, Bob knows the joys of riding along an old road in New England on a classic steel bicycle. This 650b road bike (rack-less randonneur possibly?) is ready for some mixed terrain use. It is currently in the process of getting decked out with some custom bags made by Emily at Dill Pickle Gear.

The frame and fork are made from a combination of Columbus and Dedacciai tubing. The Richard Sachs lugs were modified to have the classic looking rings on the upper and lower head lugs. The Pacenti twin plate style crown was modified to compliment the Sachs lugs’ inverted point. A contrasting head tube in cream works very well with the metallic blue. The fine silver lug line transition on the head tube is crisp and subtle.

Bob went with a Campagnolo Record 10-speed drivetrain with long cage rear derailleur to accommodate the wide range Rene Herse double crankset. Integrated lighting, pump, and fenders make this bike ready for most weather and road conditions. I’m excited to hear about the adventures he has with this one and I hope to join him on some of them!

See the full build photo set.